Screening for breast cancer is important. Starting at age 40, women should have a mammogram every year to determine risk of breast cancer.
When a screening mammogram requires further diagnosis, your mind may race and you may find it hard to concentrate on what you should do next.
The Beebe Breast Health Program can help. Our Nurse Navigator is ready to guide you in the process of making appointments for further testing, and what steps you will take in the diagnostic and treatment process. She will counsel and support you, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions.
You are not alone, no matter what’s going on in the rest of your life. You have our Nurse Navigator in your corner.
For more on the importance of breast cancer screenings, visit the American Cancer Society.
Now Offering 3D Mammography
Join more than 17,000 people who trust their breast care to the experts at the Beebe Breast Health Program. Our breast-care experts provide comprehensive breast care for both women and men, and treat a wide range of breast conditions, including breast cancer and benign breast disease. We also follow women who are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Beebe now offers 3D mammography as part of our comprehensive breast health program.
3D Mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, is the latest advance in digital mammography technology. This new machine, Selenia Dimensions, and technology designed by Hologic, allows Beebe’s radiologists to view three-dimensional images of a patient’s breast. It means earlier detection and fewer unnecessary biopsies for our patients.
The 3D mammography technology takes multiple images of breast tissue using a low-dose scan. The technology improves our radiologists' ability to see abnormalities in dense breast tissue, reducing the number of return visits. 3D mammography provides the greatest benefit to women with very dense breasts, who may be more likely to develop breast cancer, and those with a higher risk due to family history. Women who fall into these categories will be selected to have 3D imaging.
“With the addition of the Hologic Selenia Dimensions breast tomosynthesis machine, Beebe is making a huge advance for our patients,” said Dan Mapes, MPA, RT(N), CRA, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Beebe Healthcare. “Our first machine will go into use in October and a second machine will be added in early 2015. Our diagnostic imaging team is excited to provide this new technology for our patients.”
It is fitting that Beebe Healthcare started scheduling patients for this new breast care technology in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This advance in comprehensive breast care is part of Beebe Healthcare's Breast Health Program, the only one in Delaware to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
“Beebe Healthcare will now be able to offer one of the most comprehensive breast cancer programs in the state,” said Judith Ramirez, Manager of Oncology Population Health. “We are the first in Sussex County to have this technology which will allow our patients to have increased confidence that even early-stage breast cancers will be detected.”
Starting this month, 3D mammography will be an additional screening option for women with significantly dense breasts and those with a higher risk of breast cancer. This option will be available to women at Beebe Healthcare’s Health Campus in Rehoboth Beach. Schedule your mammography today by calling (302) 645-3278.
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